Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure

Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure

Manufacturing is an important driver of economic development and employment. At the current time, however, manufacturing value added per capita is only US$100 in the least developed countries compared to over US$4,500 in Europe and Northern America. Another important factor to consider is the emission of Carbon Dioxide during manufacturing processes. Emissions have decreased over the past decade in many countries but the pace of decline has not been even around the world.

Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen. There needs to be more investments in high-tech products that dominate the manufacturing productions to increase efficiency and a focus on mobile cellular services that increase connections between people.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

Audio Engineering Society

AES 1948 New York NY USA F

Australasian Association for Engineering Education

AAEE 1989 Barton Australia G

Australasian Aviation Ground Safety Council

AAGSC 1982 D

Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

ACPSEM 1977 Mascot Australia G

Australasian College of Road Safety

ACRS 2013 Mawson Australia N

Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering

CHEMECA S c Conference Series

Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-Learning

ACODE 1993 Canberra Australia G

Australasian Fluids and Thermal Engineering Society

AFTES Barton Australia G

Australasian Network for Ecology and Transportation


Australasian Particle Technology Society

APTS 1998 Barton Australia N

Australasian Railway Association

ARA Canberra Australia N

Australasian Road Rescue Organisation

ARRO 1996 Cannonvale Australia G

Australasian Sleep Technologists Association

ASTA 1995 Perth Australia G

Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology

ASTT 1991 Greenwood Australia G

Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology

ASCEPT Hamilton Australia G

Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association

ASSTA 1988 Canberra Australia N

Australasian Sports Technology Alliance

ASTA Bundoora Australia D

Australasian Telephone Collectors Society

ATCS Moorebank Australia N

Australasian Tunnelling Society

ATS 1972 Kingston Australia G

Australasian Universities Building Education

AUBEA 1975 Adelaide Australia N

Australasian Wind Engineering Society

AWES 1985 Brisbane Australia G

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin Australia G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Austrian Society for Environment and Technology

Vienna Austria G

Avaaz Foundation

2007 New York NY USA F fv Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

Avenir pour l'Enfant des Rizières

AER 1979 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Aviation Sans Frontières

ASF International J

Aviation sans frontières, Belgique

ASF Belgium 1983 Brussels Belgium G v

Aviation sans frontières, France

ASF France 1980 Orly-Aérogare France G

Aviation Security Services Association - International

ASSA-I 2002 Wemmel Belgium D

Aviation Without Borders

AWB Hounslow UK G

Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation

BCLF 1993 Belgrade Serbia D

Baltic Air Surveillance Network

BALTNET 1996 Kaunas Lithuania F g NATO Bodies, IGOs

Baltic Association of Science/Technology Parks and Innovation Centres

BASTIC Kaunas Lithuania D

Baltic Earth

Geesthacht Germany E

Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy

1966 Kaliningrad Russia G

Baltic Maritime Coordinating Meeting

MEPC BMCM 1987 Helsinki Finland S gc Conference Series, IGOs

Baltic Naval Squadron

BALTRON 1997 Tallinn Estonia F g NATO Bodies, IGOs

Baltic Pilotage Authorities Commission


Baltic Ports Organization

BPO 1991 Gdynia Poland D

Baltic Postal Union

BPU 1994 Vilnius Lithuania D g IGOs

Baltic Road Association

BRA 1989 Tallinn Estonia D

Baltic Sea Conference of Ministers of Transport

Warsaw Poland S gc Conference Series, IGOs

Baltic Sea Hydrographic Commission

BSHC 1983 Monaco Monaco K g IGOs

Banjul Protocol on Marks

1993 T g Treaties, IGOs

Baptist World Aid Australia

1959 North Ryde Australia G Humanitarian Organizations

Bâtisseurs pour le développement en Afrique

Cotonou Benin G

Battelle Memorial Institute

BMI 1925 Columbus OH USA E j Institutes

Battery Council International

BCI 1924 Chicago IL USA G

BBS Europe

Reeuwijk Netherlands G

BE User Group

Exton PA USA E